"Carte Particuliere du Golphe de Mexique et des Antisles", Sornique, J. B.
Subject: North America
Period: 1722 (published)
Publication: Labat's Nouveaux Voyages
Color: Black & White
9.8 x 5.6 inches
24.9 x 14.2 cm
This small map of North America features California as an island with a flat northern coast. C. Blanc, C. Mendocina, C. de Pinas, and C.S. Lucas are identified on the island. There is virtually no detail in the Pacific Northwest, and the title cartouche conveniently fills the region. The Rio Grande is shown erroneously emptying into the Gulf of California, the Great Lakes are open-ended in the west, and a large fictitious inland lake (Lake May) can be found in western North Carolina. Decorated by a simple block-style cartouche and fleur-de-lis.
References: McLaughlin #202; Wagner #524.
A dark impression on a clean sheet with just a hint of offsetting.